There has been a lot of talk about the release of the Asus Transformer Prime (Transformer 2). Asus has released a teaser video for their new quad-core Kal-El tablet seen above.
This new Transformer will be thinner and lighter than its predecessor and with the announcement of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich it can be expected on this new device. There are actually discussions that show this as the first tablet to be released with the new ICS Android OS.
ASUS has been working on a quad-core successor to its popular ASUS Transformer that will likely be called the ASUS Transformer 2. The CEO of ASUS mentioned earlier that he was not even slightly worried about the release of the Kindle Fire since they would have the Transformer 2 coming out with a price of $499.99.
ASUS Transformer 2 Features:
Android 3.0 Honeycomb
NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core Processor
10.1 inch Touch Screen
1 GB RAM
32 GB Storage
According to LambdaTek they will have them available starting November 7th. While we haven’t heard any word from ASUS we can assume that we only have a few weeks to wait for the Transformer 2 since its already getting listed for early November.
We have heard from more than one source that the ASUS Transformer 2 will be the first quad-core tablet. This tablet is said to run on the first ever NVIDIA Kal-El Quad-core chipset. The Kal-El will likely be named the Tegra 3 to stay in line with NVIDIA’s other processors.
Jen Hsun Huang, Nvidia CEO said at the last conference call that despite its four cores, Kal El consumes less power than Tegra 2, and this is the case across the board in just about any work scenario.
There is also talks of the Transformer 2 coming with Ice Cream Sandwich, which means this quad-core powerhouse will be a demon from hardware to OS. We will give you more information once we can actually get our hands on one. The ASUS Transformer 2 is still slated to be released this year so keep an eye out.